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Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Over 100mph is NOT a straight ban.
UK guidelines to magistrates are:-
90 - 100mph = Band "B" fine plus either of 4 to 6 points or disqualify between 7 and 28 days. (You can't have a ban and points; it is one or the other plus a fine.)
100 - 110mph = Band "B" fine plus either disqualify between 7 and 56 days or 6 points. (You can't have a ban and points; it is one or the other plus a fine.)
Over 110mph and there doesn't appear to be a guideline so I suspect police prosecution would not be excess speed but careless (unlikely?) or more likely dangerous driving.
Guidelines also include "consider a reduction for a guilty plea."
They do also include factors for higher culpability such as:-
Poor road or weather conditions.
Carrying passengers or heavy load.
Driving for hire or reward.
Evidence of unacceptable standard of driving over and above speed.
Previous driving record.
Note that over 100 mph the emphasis is putting ban before points so over 100mph you are more likely to be banned.
I was stopped at 108mph M4 J12 - 13 westbound 04:30 Sunday morning so almost empty motorway.
I pleaded guilty. Admitted I was a high mileage driver 40,000 - 50,000 miles per year and had become a habitual outside lane driver regularly doing 85 - 95mph with the rest of the traffic and in the early hours of the morning found it too easy to be going much faster than I should have. No passengers, road conditions were good.
Magistrates were concerned about me loosing my job and family consequences of that. They were also very impressed by my clean licence.
£50 costs (I think that was the fee.)
Also note that the police prosecution was speeding. It was not "careless" or "dangerous."
Magistrates guidelines are freely available via a quick search on the net.
Last edited by kandlbarrett; 02-02-16 at 22:02.